This was successfully posted to your pofile.
This box will close automatically in a few seconds. Close this window
We don't have an e-mail address on file for you. To use AAFP Connection, you must have an e-mail address in our records. Click Here
The Pneumococcal Immunization Study
Study Description and Methods
Specific Aims and Objectives
- Office nurses can use handheld computers effectively to collect and transmit patient data on a simple descriptive study of pneumococcal immunization of adults.
- We can effectively train geographically dispersed office nurses, who were previously inexperienced in use of the handheld computers from the central National Research Network office in Leawood.
- 3. Data quality and completeness will be as good or better for the data collected with handheld computers compared to data collected by paper-based methods.
- 4. Data collection via handheld computers will be well-accepted by the office nurses.
- 5. Excluding time for set-up time and training, the overall time demand on the central office staff for implementing the data-gathering phase and data-cleaning phases will be less for the electronic methods than the paper-based methods.
- To estimate the prevalence of pneumococcal immunization in adults 65 years and older presenting for care in the test practices of the AAFP National Research Network;
- To explore reasons for refusal of pneumococcal immunization and other barriers to immunization; and
- To provide base line data for a large intervention trial to improve pneumococcal immunization rates in the AAFP National Research Network.
AAFP National Research Network
Key Findings and Publications
Access the complete manuscript: